Necromancing the Stone
With the defeat of the evil Douglas behind him, Sam LaCroix is getting used to his new life. Okay, so he hadn’t exactly planned on being a powerful necromancer with a seat on the local magical council and a capricious werewolf sort-of-girlfriend, but things are going fine, right?Well . . . not... show more
With the defeat of the evil Douglas behind him, Sam LaCroix is getting used to his new life. Okay, so he hadn’t exactly planned on being a powerful necromancer with a seat on the local magical council and a capricious werewolf sort-of-girlfriend, but things are going fine, right?Well . . . not really. He’s pretty tired of getting beat up by everyone and their mother, for one thing, and he can’t help but feel that his new house hates him. His best friend is a werebear, someone is threatening his sister, and while Sam realizes that he himself has a lot of power at his fingertips, he’s not exactly sure how to use it. Which, he has to admit, is a bit disconcerting. But when everything starts falling apart, he decides it’s time to step up and take control. His attempts to do so just bring up more questions, though, the most important of which is more than a little alarming: Is Douglas really dead?
Publish date: September 18th 2012
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Pages no: 344
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Urban Fantasy
Series: Necromancer (#2)
Just in time for Samhain/Halloween, I bring you a trad-pubbed urban fantasy whose main character is named Samhain.Samhain is Sam LeCroix, a former short-order cook and son of a local witch, who has only just recently realized he's a powerful necromancer. He's dispatched his hometown's former head ne...
*Book source ~ Local library Samhain ‘Sam’ LaCroix defeated Douglas ‘Uber Psycho’ Montgomery in Hold Me Closer, Necromancer and he’s trying to adjust to his new life of being the resident Necromancer. He has inherited all that Douglas owned including his seat on the Council. Sam, who until six wee...
Enjoyed this more than the first. The story was quick and fun. Sam is compiling an odd mix of sidekicks. Loved the introduction of James, a butler/assistant/not sure what else. Also really enjoyed the gnomes that live in the house.Fun read!
What is not to love about a book with were-wolves, were-hounds, a were-bear, a harbinger of death that dresses like a catholic school girl, an enemy in the form of a spirit, a shape shifting assistant named James, gnomes of creative names aka Chuck the Norrisier and a pygmy chubra (goat sucker) name...
Actual Rating: 4.5/5 stars